2012 Elite Series - All-Star Semi-final Lake Shelbyville - Decatur, IL, Sep 20 - 21, 2012

Meet the All-Star field


Nickname: Ike

Age: 40

Hometown: Pittsgrove, N.J.

Height: 5-9

Weight: 150

2012 Elite Series Stats

AOY rank: 31

Best Finish: 19th at Bull Shoals Lake

Bassing Average: 4.8095 (tied for 25th)

Average Bass Weight: 2.6105 (43rd)

B.A.S.S. Career

Appearances: 173

Wins: 6

Prize Money: $1,892,868.00

AOY Titles: 1 (2006)

AOY Best Finish: 1st in 2006

Bassmaster Classic

Appearances: 13

Wins: 1 (2003)

Best Finish: 1st in 2003 on the Louisiana Delta


Long a fan favorite, Ike had a respectable but disappointing season in 2012, failing to post a single top 12 finish for the first time in his career. He's the only angler in B.A.S.S. history to have won AOY, a Classic, the Federation Nation Championship, weighed in over 100 pounds of bass in an Elite tournament and won over a $1 million in prize money.


Nickname: G-Man

Age: 42

Hometown: Warrior, Ala.

Height: 6-4

Weight: 195

2012 Elite Series Stats

AOY rank: 23

Best Finish: 18th at the St. Johns River

Bassing Average: 5.0000 (tied for 1st)

Average Bass Weight: 2.5588 (54th)

B.A.S.S. Career

Appearances: 192

Wins: 1

Prize Money: $1,398,499.14

AOY Titles: 1 (2004)

AOY Best Finish: 1st in 2004

Bassmaster Classic

Appearances: 12

Wins: 0

Best Finish: 3rd in 2005 on Three Rivers, Pa.


Wherever he goes, the clown prince of bass fishing gets laughs and catches bass. Expect the same in Illinois for All-Star Week. Swindle's skills as the tour's best "junk fisherman" should serve him well on waters that are unfamiliar to the field and with the very limited practice period. He's one of the very best at figuring out how to catch 'em when the fishing's tough.